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The best snowshoes, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on January 15, 2021. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
MSR Evo Recreational
$140
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MSR Lightning Trail Hiking
$200 - $219
user rating: 4 of 5 (25)
MSR Lightning Ascent Backcountry
$320
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Tubbs Wilderness Series Hiking
$200
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
MSR Evo Ascent Hiking
$200
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
MSR Revo Ascent Hiking
$260
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Atlas Spindrift Backcountry
$250
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Tubbs Panoramic Hiking
$250
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
MSR Lightning Tails Accessory
$46 - $59
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
MSR Revo Explore Hiking
$220
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
MSR Lightning Explore Hiking
$280
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Atlas Access Series Hiking
$170
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Tubbs Frontier Series Recreational
$150 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (5)
Tubbs Mountaineer Series Backcountry
$270
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Crescent Moon Eva All-Foam Snowshoe Recreational
$159
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
MSR Shift Recreational
$90
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
MSR Denali Evo Ascent Backcountry
$200 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Tubbs Flex ALP Backcountry
$220 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
L.L.Bean Winter Walker Recreational
$59 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Northern Lites Backcountry Backcountry
$269 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Atlas 10 Series Recreational
$200 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Atlas 9 Series Recreational
$160 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Yukon Charlie's Back Country Hiking
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Redfeather Hike Recreational
$130 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
GV Snowshoes Mountain Extreme Backcountry
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Garneau White Everest Backcountry
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Faber Bear Paw - Heavy Duty Lacing Wooden
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Maine Guide Snowshoes Rabbit Hunter Wooden
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Dion Snowshoes 220 Back Country Frame Backcountry
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Atlas Run Running
$250 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Crescent Moon Gold 12 Running
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Wilcox and Williams Ojibwa Wooden
$329 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
GV Snowshoes Wide Trail Recreational
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Tubbs Flex TRK Recreational
$160 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Ganka GKSII Snowshoes Recreational
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Redfeather Explore Series Hiking
$150 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Tubbs Flex NRG Hiking
$180 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Atlas Elektra 10 Series Backcountry
$200 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
L.L.Bean Snowshoe Bag Accessory
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Crescent Moon Gold Series 10 Backcountry
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Yukon Charlie's Trail Series 930 Recreational
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
British Military Surplus Snowshoes
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Redfeather Race Series Running
$270 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (8)
Atlas 12 Series Hiking
$270 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Little Bear Trek FTC Recreational
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Redfeather Trek Series Hiking
$170 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (16)
Bigfoot Snowshoes ADV Adventure Series Recreational
user rating: 3 of 5 (5)
Atlas 8 Series Recreational
$140 MSRP

Recent Snowshoe Reviews

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Atlas 12 Series

I have owned three different pairs of Atlas snowshoes, all the higher end and backcountry models. Every single pair have fallen apart or have broken after moderate use. I would never buy ANYTHING from them again. They replaced my first pair and the others they dithered on or sent me some parts for me to fix. Ridiculous policy. The attitude when talking to the warranty department is pretty dismissive and not very receptive. Bindings crumbled and I mean crumbled like a saltine cracker in the field… Full review

rated 2.5 of 5 stars
Bigfoot Snowshoes ADV Adventure Series

I think I paid a very reasonable price. Have a larger family and decided to purchase three different brands. This particular snowshoe showed the first signs of deterioration after using it only couple of times. Clips (rings) securing the deck to the frame started cracking and breaking. Hope it is an easy fix... Could be a good snowshoe if only used in a deeper snow. Not suggested for an ice-packed terrain or going through any terrain with obstacles. For deep snow, the provided heavy duty crampons… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Tubbs Flex TRK

Worked great for 6-7 years, but now heel strap has broken in two. I've looked for replacement strap but can't find one. It's a shame because the rest of the shoe is in great shape still. Purchased new at EMS. Worked great for years until this year when heel strap broke when putting them on for the first time in 2020. Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Tubbs Panoramic

My version is called the Panoramic. It has a dial/wire for the toe binding (no toe straps). The toe and heel cleats are similar to Tubbs' Wilderness series versus the Mountaineer. I've used them 3+ times in varied weather and conditions, so I think they should put up with my sporadic use for many years. Snowshoes in fresh snow makes walking possible. And on packed snow (up and downhill) they make it simpler. I had these Pano's on for carrying a pack and pulling a sled versus my pals with hiking… Full review

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Yukon Charlie's Trail Series 825

Junk—first time out pole adjustment broke, fourth time strap broke, fifth time out buckle broke. Less than 5 miles now and dumpster material—let's fill up our dumps with junk. I'll never buy these again. Pole adjustment broke buckle for binding, broke less than 5 miles on Yukon Charlie's Chinook snowshoes and dumpster material. If you see a pair of snowshoes without leather binding keep going; the nylon strapping did not hold up less than 5 miles of use. Sat for two years not used, but was in… Full review

rated 2 of 5 stars
Outbound Snowshoe

Good for a first try of the sport for cheap, but I wouldn't depend on them... So me and my wife and kids all got snowshoes because I have enjoyed snowshoeing, and I'm absolutely useless on skies; less than useless... Since my wife and kids were new we didn't want to spend big money, so when they went on sale we bought some budget snowshoes at Canadian Tire under the Outbound make. They had good traction and kept you from sinking in icy crusty snow and deep damp/packy snow. After a few uses the materials… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
MSR Lightning Ascent

The MSR Lightning Ascent snowshoe is a very well designed go-anywhere snowshoe with a new Paragon binding design that lives up to its name. The Lightning Ascent's design has a number of aggressive features that really enable this snowshoe to be used confidently in the most challenging crusty and icy conditions. The new Paragon binding is simple to use and comfortable in use. This really is a great snowshoe option for someone looking for a durable design that can be used in any conditions. Overview… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
MSR Revo Ascent

The Women's Revo Ascent snowshoes are designed to stand up to any kind of terrain. They're durable, easy to use, and have a narrow design for your convenience. Finding the best outdoor gear to get you through the winter can be a challenge. Snow complicates everything. But Mountain Safety Research's Revo Ascent snowshoes lessens the headache. By providing a high-quality, durable snowshoe that can tackle any terrain, MSR prioritizes experience over profit. And they believe in their products, so you… Full review

rated 2 of 5 stars
MSR Evo Ascent

Design flawed. Not durable or reliable, but comfortable, until the straps break. ALL of them. Apparently MSR are aware straps degrade and break over time and they are all right with that. Not me. Buy a more reliable set of snowshoes. Do not waste your money on these. It’s dangerous to have a strap break in the backcountry. During the third season of use (about 15 days total use) ALL plastic straps on both snowshoes broke. Stretchy rubbery straps degrade over a couple years into brittle hard plastic… Full review